Method of Inquiry in Sexual Harassment case as laid down by Delhi High Court

Primarily, in a sexual harassment complaint, the committee has to verify and analyse the capability of the aggrieved to depose before them fearlessly without any intimidation. If the Committee is of the view that the aggrieved is a feeble and cannot withstand any cross examination, the Committee can adopt such other measures to ensure that the witnesses statement is contradicted or corrected by the delinquent in other manner. The fair opportunity, therefore, has to be understood in the context of atmosphere of free expression of grievance. If the Committee is of the view that the witness or complainant can freely depose without any fear, certainly, the delinquent can be permitted to have verbal cross examination of such witnesses. In cases, where the Committee is of the view that the complainant is not in a position to express freely, the Committee can adopt such other method permitting the delinquent to contradict and correct either by providing statement to the delinquent and soliciting his objections to such statement.

Pragya Singh Chandrapalsingh vs The State Of Maharashtra

in our considered opinion, if both the Reports of ATS and NIA are considered conjointly, so far as the Appellant is concerned, it cannot be said that there are reasonable grounds for believing that accusation made against her are prima facie true. Once it is held so, then the benefit of bail cannot be withheld to the Appellant, even if the offences alleged against her by ATS are grave and serious one.

Sadhvi Pragyasingh Chandrapal Singh Thakur NIA Court Order

Accused No.1 Pragyasingh Chandrapalsingh Thakur @ Swami Purna Chetnanand Giri, No.4 Major Ramesh Shivji Upadhyay, No.5 Sameer Sharad Kulkarni, No.6 Ajay @ Raja Eknath Rahirkar, No.9 Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, No.10 Sudhakar Udaybhan Dhar Dwivedi @ Swami Amrutanand Dev Tirth and accused No.11 Sudhakar Onkarnath Chatruvedi are hereby discharged from the offences punishable under sections 3(1)(i), 3(1)(ii), 3(2), 3(4), 3(5) of the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act, 1999. They are also discharged from the offences punishable under section 17, 20 and 23 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 as well as offence punishable under section 3, 5 and 25 of Arms Act 1959.

Chanakya Neeti [Sanskrit]

प्रणम्य शिरसा विष्णुं त्रैलोक्याधिपतिं प्रभुम् । नानाशास्त्रोद्धृतं वक्ष्ये राजनीतिसमुच्चयम् ॥ ०१-०१ अधीत्येदं यथाशास्त्रं नरो जानाति सत्तमः । धर्मोपदेशविख्यातं कार्याकार्यं शुभाशुभम् ॥ ०१-०२ तदहं सम्प्रवक्ष्यामि लोकानां हितकाम्यया । येन विज्ञातमात्रेण सर्वज्ञात्वं प्रपद्यते ॥ […]

Reserve Bank of India (Prevention of Market Abuse) Directions, 2019

These Directions shall apply to transactions of all participants in markets for financial instruments but shall exclude transactions executed through the recognized stock exchanges under and in accordance with the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India. These Directions shall not apply to the Bank and the Central Government in furtherance of monetary policy, fiscal policy or other public policy objectives.

RBI releases draft “Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox”

A regulatory sandbox (RS) usually refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled/test regulatory environment for which regulators may (or may not) permit certain regulatory relaxations for the limited purpose of the testing. The RS allows the regulator, the innovators, the financial service providers (as potential deployers of the technology) and the customers (as final users) to conduct field tests to collect evidence on the benefits and risks of new financial innovations, while carefully monitoring and containing their risks. It can provide a structured avenue for the regulator to engage with the ecosystem and to develop innovation-enabling or innovation-responsive regulations that facilitate delivery of relevant, low-cost financial products.

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Application of Law at the time of War

The Geneva Laws(Conventions)


The convention shall apply to all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties, even if the state of war is not recognized by one of them. The Convention shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party, even if the said occupation meets with no armed resistance.


Mission Shakti India’s Anti-Satellite Missile test conducted on 27 March 2019

Press relerease

March 27, 2019

I. What was the test?

1. On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from the Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex.This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The satellite used in the mission was one of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit. The test was fully successful and achieved all parameters as per plans. The test required an extremely high degree of precision and technical capability.


Freedom of Speech in India and Crime of seditious libel

The Constitution of India contains no express declaration in favour of the freedom or liberty of the press, and the reason or one of the reasons for this omission may, I imagine, be that in no period in history and in no country in the world has the press been free, in the sense that the keeper of a press may print and publish any matter he chooses without thereby incurring any risk of punishment. The invention of printing led to the propagation and dissemination, on a far wider scale than had hitherto been possible, of ideas which were subversive of the existing order in Church and State. (more…)

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